How to Vote

Do you need help registering to vote or want to know more about the process? Do you need assistance to vote or a ride to the polls? Contact us.

Register to Vote

Contact Chester County Voter Services at 610-344-6410 or by visiting its website, register via the Online PA Voter Registration Form, or pick up a paper registration form at one of the following locations: the county offices on Westtown Road, most government buildings, many post offices, libraries, and police stations.

Check Your Voter Registration Status

See the  Find Voter Registration Status tool, or contact Chester County Voter Services at 610-344-6410.

Locate Your Polling Place

Your precinct is listed on the registration card you received when you first registered to vote. If you no longer have that card, you can find your precinct online: Find Voter Registration Status (please note: you may have to try different versions of your name — with middle name or initial, without middle name or initial — if you aren't 100% certain of how you registered).
If you use the Find Voter Registration Status tool, it will return your voting precinct location along with your registration status. Or, you can look at the boundary maps for your township on the county's website: Precinct Boundary Maps.
Additional resources for finding your polling place:
Find Your Polling Place
Willistown Precincts and Polling Places
Malvern Precincts and Polling Places

Vote Via Absentee Ballot

You may vote via Absentee Ballot if you qualify due to absence from the municipality, illness, or physical disability. Refer to the Absentee Ballot Application for more details. (Absentee Ballot application form must be printed and mailed, or dropped off in person, to Chester County Voter Services, 601 Westtown Rd., Suite 150, PO Box 2747, West Chester, PA 19380)

Ballots in Chester County

The official form in Chester County is the optical ballot. This is a paper ballot requiring voters to darken the ovals of their chosen candidates. Be prepared: view a video demonstration of the optical ballot system used in Chester County.

General Voting FAQs

Can I vote in the General Election in November if I didn't vote in the Primary?
Yes, as long as you are registered to vote. Not voting in the Primary does not remove your name from the voting polls.

Can I vote across party lines in the General Election in November?
Yes, as long as you are registered to vote. Only the Primary elections are restricted to voters of one party. The General Election is open to all registered voters. You may vote for any candidate, or any party, on the ballot.

I am voting for the first time. Do I need to bring ID to the polls?
Yes, all voters who appear at a polling place for the first time must show proof of identification. There are several approved forms of photo ID; however, if you do not have a photo ID, you can use a non-photo identification that includes your name and address. View a complete list of approved forms of photo and non-photo IDs.

I cannot get to the polls by myself. Can I get a ride?
Yes. Please contact Willistown-Malvern Dems in advance of the election, and we will make sure that you get to the polls!

General Info
Chester County Voter Services